Esme the Meddling Matchmaker is at it again!
In a rare bout of frivolity, Henrietta Maclellan writes a love
letter, but it s not meant for any special man, in fact, it s meant
for herself! Lonely and thinking herself condemned to spinsterhood
by a doctor s warning, she fears that this is about all the
romantic attention she is likely to get. And who shall she pretend
(just for fun of course) it s from? Naturally, the most
handsome--and unavailable--man around: Simon Darby.
Woe to them both when this letter crosses the palm of Simon s aunt,
Esme Rawlings, who does not hesitate to mortify and scandalize them
both by reading it aloud at a sprawling dinner party. There is
nothing for it now but to marry, and if it wasn t hard enough for
the two of them to get along, they must also contend with Simon s
two orphaned baby sisters and a house party full of gossips just
waiting to pounce!
But is Esme really cupid disguised as the devil? For it seems that
despite their troubles, something is pulling the two of them
together in a passion that neither has felt before-
A NEW YORK TIMES bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.